Originally from the Venetian languageit has entered the vocabulary of English and of many other languages around the world.
Later it became common elsewhere in Italy with the spelling ciao. It has since spread to many countries in Europealong with other items of the Italian culture. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the greeting spelled 'chau' and only meaning 'bye' spread to the Americas —especially ColombiaCosta RicaUruguayParaguayBoliviaPeruEcuadorChileBrazil as 'tchau'VenezuelaPanama and Argentina —largely by way of Italian immigrants.
It is also common in some varieties of South African English. In Italy, ciao is mainly used in informal contexts, i. When used in Wishful Sinful - The Doors - The Soft Parade contexts, ciao may be interpreted Piraten Der Liebe - Various - Die Riesen-Stimmungs-Party slightly flirtatiousor a request for friendship or closeness.
In other languages, ciao has come to have more specific meanings. The following list summarizes the spelling and uses of salutations derived from ciao in various languages and countries. In some languages, such as Latvian, the vernacular version of ciao has become the most common form of informal salutation. The greeting has often several variations and minor uses. American English in Portuguese.
In all these cases, however, the special meaning is conferred more by the vocal inflection Various - Ciao by the modified use. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Ciao disambiguation.
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